Publicado por: pongpesca | 2019/08/19

Time is running out for the world’s embattled seahorses

Time is running out for the world’s embattled seahorses“Tens of millions of them are taken from the sea each year. Most of them are then dried so that they can be turned into souvenirs or used as ingredients in traditional Chinese medicine because many practitioners falsely ascribe aphrodisiacal properties to seahorses. Habitat loss, plastic pollution and climate change are among other threats facing these unique creatures.
Dedicated teams of conservationists are working worldwide to save them from going extinct. One NGO whose mission is to raise awareness of the plight of seahorses and aid in their conservation is the Seahorse Trust in the United Kingdom.”

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Fonte: Sustainability Times, 19 de agosto de 2019


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